Nathan Simmons's Comic Reviews

Reviewer For: AIPT Reviews: 161
8.3Avg. Review Rating

9
Action Tank #2

Apr 27, 2020

Inventive, engaging, and absolutely worth seeking out for adventure fans of all ages.

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7.5
Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular: Catwoman 80th Anniversary #1

Jun 3, 2020

This is a must-buy for Catwoman fans. There are so many different and interesting takes on the character, yet they all feel very true to the one and only Selina Kyle.

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8
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #1

Feb 12, 2019

Aside from a few issues following the narrative, I had a great time reading this book. Fans of the two lead characters should be very pleased with how this mash-up kicks off!

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5.5
Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep #2

Mar 19, 2019

Your mileage may vary, but this issue didn't feel like it elaborated on the first one in any meaningful way. Much of this issue seems preoccupied with the fact that Bruce Campbell played both of these characters, rather than telling a full, coherent story.

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9
Astro Hustle #1

Mar 5, 2019

This is a hell of a first issue. The hustle is real, and I'm happy to be along for the ride!

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3
Barbarella (2017): Holiday Special #1

Dec 3, 2018

Not silly enough to work as a Barbarella issue nor sugary enough to work as a holiday special, this is for completists only.

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8.5
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #1

Jan 8, 2019

This is a great representation of both of the title characters and a really fun place for newcomers to start!

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8
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #2

Feb 20, 2019

This team-up continues to be a lot of fun, introducing takes on the lead characters that feel fresh and fun, yet true to their individual series.

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9
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #3

Apr 30, 2019

The character moments in this issue alone make this one worth a read. The twists at the end mean that this miniseries may have longer-lasting effects on our heroes than we were led to believe.

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9.5
Barbarella/Dejah Thoris #4

Jun 18, 2019

This final issue is somber and reflective, while still maintaining the flirty dialogue and sense of wonder that has made this series such a pleasure to read. More, please.

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8
Batgirl (2016) #29

Nov 28, 2018

The conclusion to the first arc from Batgirl's new creative team proves that Babs is in good hands.

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8
Batgirl (2016) #30

Dec 26, 2018

A strong start to a new story arc that many readers may find hits close to home.

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6.5
Batgirl (2016) #31

Jan 30, 2019

Also, Scott continues to absolutely nail Barbara's voice and inner monologue. Babs is definitely less fun these days, but it's clear that it's due to Barbara's circumstances and not from a complete shift in personality. I really appreciate the authenticity of it all.

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6
Batgirl (2016) #32

Feb 27, 2019

This issue feels like filler. However, Batgirl is still written like a total badass, despite how lame Cormorant is.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #33

Mar 27, 2019

This issue tells a difficult story that doesn't have a clear resolution and doesn't paint its heroine in the best light. As in all of the best Batgirl stories, the focus here is on Barbara's internal struggle between her personal life and her dedication to heroism.

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9
Batgirl (2016) #34

Apr 24, 2019

This is a strong start to a new arc that introduces readers to a new take on some classic villains.

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8.5
Batgirl (2016) #35

May 22, 2019

This story arc features everything that's so compelling about Batgirl as a character, while also using her supporting cast in interesting ways. The ending of this issue should get you very pumped for next month!

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10
Batgirl (2016) #36

Jul 3, 2019

Exciting and emotionally resonant, Mairghread Scott's final issue of Batgirl sticks the landing in more ways than one.

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8
Batgirl (2016) #37

Jul 24, 2019

Batgirl's new creative team hits the ground running with a solid Year of the Villain tie-in that will have you afraid of Killer Moth for the first time.

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9
Batgirl (2016) #38

Aug 28, 2019

This issue ratchets up the danger from last month while also giving Barbara and her supporting cast a chance to shine.

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7.5
Batgirl (2016) #39

Sep 25, 2019

This book soars when it tightens the focus on Barbara and her supporting cast, with this being no exception.

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9.5
Batgirl (2016) #40

Oct 23, 2019

Building off of old wounds and new enemies, Batgirl #40 is the strongest issue yet from Castellucci and Co. I can't wait to see where this leads.

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7
Batgirl (2016) #41

Nov 27, 2019

"Oracle Rising" continues to be more than just another tie-in storyline, consistently raising the stakes for the main character and her supporting cast.

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8
Batgirl (2016) #42

Jan 1, 2020

"Oracle Rising" sticks the landing with a bang and a hopeful final note.

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7
Batgirl (2016) #43

Jan 22, 2020

This issue takes on the tropes of fantasy head-on, dissecting them in a way only a character who has read a ton of books can. Barbara knows the ins-and-outs of what would be expected of her in a fictional narrative, so it's interesting to see how she uses that knowledge to protect herself and others. This issue takes Barbara into a direction (and genre) I didn't expect, so I'm excited to see where the rest of this arc leads.

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9
Batgirl (2016) #44

Feb 26, 2020

Batgirl's wildest adventure yet concludes in a way that is both unexpected and comfortingly familiar.

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5.5
Batgirl (2016) #46

Jun 23, 2020

Despite a solid handle on its characters, this issue gets very muddied thanks to some nearly incomprehensible action.

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10
Batgirl (2016) #47

Jul 22, 2020

'Batgirl' #47 rises above its event tie-in status to tell a harrowing story that feels utterly indispensable within the character's history.

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6.5
Batgirl (2016) #48

Aug 25, 2020

Despite all appearances to the contrary, Batgirl #48 reminds readers (and Barbara) that there are no easy answers.

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5.5
Batgirl (2016) #49

Sep 24, 2020

Awkward pacing keeps this issue from reaching the heights it's going for, but hopefully next month's final issue will stick the landing.

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9.5
Batman: The Adventures Continue #1

Apr 1, 2020

This first issue definitely feels like something of a pilot episode in many ways. There's a fun opening battle sequence and the sly introductions of a few ancillary figures that will likely be a large part of the series going forward. The goal of this book is to introduce characters that were never included in the original cartoon, and there's already an effort to do that within the first few pages. In other words, this book is already fulfilling its promises in some surprising ways.

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7
Batman: The Adventures Continue #2

Apr 15, 2020

'Hardware - Part 2' is a fun ride that unexpectedly ties into some of the best stories in the DCAU.

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10
Batman: Universe #1

Jul 10, 2019

This first issue kicks off an intriguing mystery involving some of Batman's greatest foes. It's also the perfect issue to grab for someone who needs a gateway into Batman without tons of backstory.

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8
Bizarre Adventures #1

Oct 2, 2019

This is just plain fun, showcasing some of the stranger corners of the Marvel Universe in ways that are easily accessible. Marvel should consider making this a regular title again!

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10
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams #1

Dec 5, 2019

Fast-paced and illustrated gorgeously, this is the kind of biography that the man himself likely would have preferred.

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7
DC Cybernetic Summer (2020) #1

Jul 28, 2020

The 80 pages of DC's Cybernetic Summer fly by. Check this one out for some much-needed excitement and levity during one of the weirdest summers ever.

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7
DC's Nuclear Winter Special #1

Nov 28, 2018

While not perfect, this anthology delivers just the right amount of superheroic warm fuzzies that fans have come to expect from DC's holiday specials.

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6.5
DC/Hanna-Barbera: Nightwing/Magilla Gorilla #1

Oct 31, 2018

A fun Nightwing story that manages to find a poignant way of tying in Magilla Gorilla and his cast of characters.

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7.5
Dejah Thoris (2019) #1

Dec 10, 2019

While not entirely friendly to new readers, this issue offers a decent crash course in the best that the Princess of Mars and her world have to offer.

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10
Dick Tracy Forever #1

Apr 23, 2019

If this first issue is any indication, Oeming and Tracy are a match made in Heaven.

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10
Dick Tracy Forever #3

Jun 25, 2019

In its third issue, 'Dick Tracy Forever' clearly shows why the modern age needs the spirit and determination of Dick Tracy more than ever.

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7.5
Dick Tracy Forever #4

Aug 6, 2019

'Dick Tracy Forever' brings the old school cop punching and kicking into the future in a twisting case that reminds us why he's the best.

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7.5
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #1

Nov 19, 2018

This series is shaping up to be a fun addition to the current season of the show that may develop its characters in new ways.

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7
Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor #2

Dec 4, 2018

This second issue continues a fun and faithful adaptation of the best aspects of the current Doctor's adventures! However, I do hope the sonic screwdriver isn't always used in the way it is in this issue.

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10
Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds (2019) #1

Jun 24, 2019

This was a fantastic start to a new series that promises equal doses of superpowers and super-pathos. Long live the Doom Patrol and long live Young Animal!

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4.5
Dr. Horrible: Best Friends Forever #1

Nov 14, 2018

Worth a look for die-hard fans, but even they may find themselves underwhelmed.

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5
Electric Warriors #1

Nov 14, 2018

The human interactions and design aspects of this first issue succeed where the high-concept dialogue and world-building falters.

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10
G.I. Joe (2019) #1

Sep 17, 2019

This exceptional reimagining is equal parts dark and brimming with the kind of can-do spirit that you want from G.I. Joe. Perfect for longtime fans and newcomers alike.

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8
G.I. Joe (2019) #2

Oct 22, 2019

This issue continues a brilliant reinvention of G.I. Joe by showing us the real idealistic differences between the heroes and the villains.

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8
G.I. Joe (2019) #3

Dec 17, 2019

Seeing the war through Roadblock's eyes adds interesting new layers to this brave new take on Joe vs. Cobra.

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10
Giant Man (2019) #2

May 29, 2019

Fun, accessible, badass, and heartfelt " this is how an event tie-in book should be done!

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8.5
Giant Man (2019) #3

Jun 12, 2019

This tie-in miniseries has been a fun and heartfelt trip from start to finish. Highly recommended for dads, daughters, Frost Giants, and everyone in between!

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7
Glow (2019) #1

Mar 26, 2019

The manic energy and charm of the Netflix series is both captured and heightened by this fun first issue.

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6
Glow (2019) #2

Jun 11, 2019

Even though this issue was a little underwhelming, there's still a lot of potential here for the series to stick the landing. It's still a mostly fun chance to spend some time with these characters while waiting for the third season to launch.

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9.5
Gotham High #1

Apr 8, 2020

Combining the thrills of superheroism with the frustrations of high school, 'Gotham High' is the perfect teen drama in graphic novel form.

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8
Grendel Kentucky #1

Sep 2, 2020

This is an intriguing first issue that leaves the horror on the fringes, taking its time to set up what's to come.

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8.5
Grendel Kentucky #2

Oct 15, 2020

The second issue of 'Grendel, Kentucky' raises the stakes in every way. The development of the main characters is just as compelling as the supernatural action sequence that dominates the second half of the issue.

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9
Heavy #1

Sep 19, 2020

'Heavy' #1 gleefully subverts readers' expectations of the genre. The result is a book that is both a celebration and a critique of ultraviolence.

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8
Hellblazer: Rise and Fall #1

Sep 1, 2020

Darkly funny and occasionally shockingly violent, this first issue is a splendid entry point for readers curious about John Constantine and his world.

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9.5
IDW 20/20: Jem and the Holograms #1

Jan 22, 2019

If this is the last hurrah for IDW's take on Jem and the gang, then these gals are going out on a high note.

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8.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #1

Nov 6, 2018

A quick, ruthless first issue that sets up some intriguing story possibilities.

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9
James Bond 007 (2018) #2

Dec 18, 2018

This second issue builds upon what worked in the first installment and improves upon it in surprising ways.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #3

Jan 30, 2019

'James Bond 007' continues to be one of my favorite books on the shelf. It looks like things are about to get even wilder, so do yourself a favor and pick up this and the first two issues. You won't regret it!

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9.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #4

Feb 20, 2019

Greg Pak's Oddjob epic continues to unfold in fun, twisty ways.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #5

Mar 19, 2019

I can't gush enough about this series. Please pick this issue up before its latest plot developments are spoiled for you, especially if you're a Bond devotee.

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8.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #6

Apr 16, 2019

Greg Pak's Oddjob epic barrels along with fantastic action and some wild twists worthy of classic spy fiction.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #7

May 14, 2019

Greg Pak's wild remix of 'Goldfinger' continues to surprise in this fun and flirty issue. For fans of the film and literary versions of James Bond, this comic is the best of both worlds.

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10
James Bond 007 (2018) #8

Jun 18, 2019

This series continues to gleefully defy expectations at every turn. For Bond fans, it just doesn't get any better than this.

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9.5
James Bond 007 (2018) #9

Jul 17, 2019

This was a thrilling exploration of Bond and Moneypenny's relationship, as well as everything you'd want in a cool heist story.

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9
James Bond 007 (2018) #10

Aug 20, 2019

Bond is all smiles throughout the issue, showing us some of his restored confidence. It's been a rough ride for our favorite spy, with the ride sometimes being entirely out of his control. However, the stage has been set for a final confrontation with Goldfinger. It just remains to be seen which of our heroes will be left standing when it's all over.

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7
James Bond 007 (2018) #11

Sep 17, 2019

There are some wonky characters beats here and there. However, this is another exciting issue that gets our agents one step closer to Goldfinger's endgame.

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7
James Bond 007 (2018) #12

Nov 1, 2019

This was an uneven, but very fun, conclusion to this story arc. I hope this isn't the last we see of Mr. Lee!

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9
James Bond: Origin #3

Nov 14, 2018

The series' first multi-part story is off to a tense and exciting start!

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8
James Bond: Origin #4

Dec 12, 2018

This was an exciting installment that more than made up for the abrupt ending of last month's issue.

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7
James Bond: Origin #5

Jan 15, 2019

Curious pacing aside, this was another fun issue that sets the stage for where the series will head next.

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9.5
James Bond: Origin #6

Feb 12, 2019

This issue hits upon the perfect balance of exciting historical fiction and classic Bond storytelling.

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9.5
James Bond: Origin #7

Mar 12, 2019

Ibrahim Moustafa's pencils elevate the most exciting issue of 'Origin' yet!

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9
James Bond: Origin #8

Apr 9, 2019

This issue juggles the "origin" aspects and Bond's present mission better than any issue yet. "Russian Ruse" is shaping up to be the strongest arc of this series, yet!

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10
James Bond: Origin #9

May 7, 2019

This was a tense, action-filled issue that would make one hell of a storyboard for a Young James Bond movie.

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10
James Bond: Origin #10

Jun 11, 2019

This was a fantastic issue that brilliantly ties back into the book's first few months and sets an exciting new arc in motion.

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10
James Bond: Origin #11

Jul 8, 2019

In what may be the series' best issue yet, Bond fans get to see the young spy learn a new talent that will prove crucial in his future adventures.

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9
James Bond: Origin #12

Aug 13, 2019

"The Debt" closes with a few more dark turns in this exciting and action-packed issue that brings Bond ever closer to Fleming's original spy. If anyone's listening, I'll take a 1942 series now, please and thank you.

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9.5
John Constantine: Hellblazer #1

Nov 27, 2019

This first issue feels like classic 'Hellblazer' at its finest. Fans should rejoice, but also cower in fear.

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9
John Constantine: Hellblazer #2

Dec 18, 2019

John's investigation into the killer angels continues to evolve, incorporating elements of the wider Sandman Universe in interesting ways.

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8.5
John Constantine: Hellblazer #3

Jan 22, 2020

The first arc of the relaunched 'Hellblazer' concludes in a rather satisfying way, setting up new allies and enemies alike.

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10
John Constantine: Hellblazer #4

Feb 26, 2020

This issue is a lot of fun, exploring a bit more of John's petty side when faced with a new generation of magic. It makes for a humorous read that nonetheless moves the story forward in interesting and dramatic ways.

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9
John Constantine: Hellblazer #5

Mar 25, 2020

In its fifth issue, Hellblazer strikes a masterful balance of dark magical action and acerbic British comedy.

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10
John Constantine: Hellblazer #6

Jun 5, 2020

Hellblazer's latest issue is required reading. It's a thoughtful and timely meditation on the nature of hate that commands the reader's attention until the very last panel.

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10
John Constantine: Hellblazer #7

Jun 23, 2020

This is a darkly poetic issue that manages to continue the themes of the series while also propelling the main narrative forward.

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9
John Constantine: Hellblazer #8

Jul 28, 2020

"Britannia, Rule the Waves, Part Two" is a dark installment that neatly wraps up this story arc and forwards the series' overall arc in interesting ways.

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9
John Constantine: Hellblazer #9

Aug 25, 2020

'The Favourite' doesn't pull any punches. It's unsettling and nihilistic, yet strangely funny at times. It's also easily one of the best issues of the series so far.

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9
John Constantine: Hellblazer #10

Sep 29, 2020

'The Wake-Up Call' combines dream logic and Constantine's most primal fears in a story that sets the stage for Hellblazer's finale.

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7.5
Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #1

Apr 24, 2019

While this isn't the "throwdown" promised by the front cover, this is a really fun first issue that has me interested to see how the two universes will collide.

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5
Jughead: The Hunger vs. Vampironica #2

Jun 4, 2019

This is a fine catch-up for folks who missed the original 'Jughead: The Hunger' miniseries. However, much like last issue, it doesn't feel much like the titular battle is a priority.

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9
Killer Groove #1

May 14, 2019

Killer Groove #1 sets up some cool plot threads in an interesting setting. Pick this one up if you're a fan of early Robert Rodriguez or are looking for something a little off the beaten path.

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10
Killmonger (2018) #1

Dec 4, 2018

This brilliant first issue is as unflinching and brutal as its lead character. Comic book and film fans alike need to pick this one up.

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10
Knights Temporal #1

Jul 18, 2019

This is a gorgeously illustrated comic with some really fun ideas and new twists on classic fantasy elements.

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9.5
Man and Superman #1

Feb 6, 2019

This is my personal favorite standalone Superman story I've read in quite some time. Pick this one up to see one of the industry's best writers firing on all cylinders - and to hopefully encourage DC to take more chances with unpublished works!

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8.5
Manor Black #1

Jul 30, 2019

Fans of modern gothic tales like Dark Shadows or the works of Shirley Jackson will find a lot to love in Manor Black.

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9
Marvel Action: Spider-Man #1

Nov 30, 2018

With a light, fun tone and a keen understanding of what makes teenage Peter Parker so lovable, the start to this all-ages series is in the friendly neighborhood of perfection!

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8
Metal Men (2019) #1

Oct 16, 2019

Dark and engaging, this is the perfect Metal Men book for a post-Westworld audience.

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3
Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #1

Jun 3, 2020

This attempt at a dark Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys story succeeds at being cynical, but not much else.

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9.5
Punk Mambo #1

Feb 28, 2019

'Punk Mambo' is off to an exhilarating, stylish start. Highly recommended for fans of the character and the uninitiated alike.

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9
Punk Mambo #2

May 28, 2019

True to her name, Punk Mambo doesn't follow the rules in this second issue. Because of that, this series continues to be a lot of fun.

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9
Punk Mambo #3

Jun 25, 2019

This was a more somber and dread-filled issue than previous installments, introducing a villain who represents the perfect opposite of Punk's ideals.

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9
Punk Mambo #5

Aug 13, 2019

This miniseries has been an absolute delight. At nearly every step of the way, Punk Mambo has been as darkly sarcastic and occasionally disgusting as its title character and has succeeded in taking recognizable tropes of urban fantasy and turning them on their heads, bringing forth new horrors and fun character beats. I hope this isn't the last time Punk Mambo headlines her own book.

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5
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1

May 7, 2019

This first issue has a few cute moments for fans of the characters, courtesy of Chu's snappy dialogue, but not much else to hang onto.

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6
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #2

Jun 18, 2019

While better than the previous issue, at least half of the title characters still don't quite feel like themselves. Still, it's a fun enough story to be worth a read for fans of the characters and talent involved.

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9.5
Red Sonja (2019) #1

Feb 4, 2019

This issue delivers precisely what fans want from a Red Sonja story, told with a singular voice and tone that is a welcome departure from the usual sword and sorcery formula.

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8.5
Red Sonja (2019) #2

Mar 5, 2019

Come for the sword fights, stay for the acerbic political commentary. This was another solid issue of the new 'Red Sonja' run.

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9
Robin 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular (2020) #1

Mar 18, 2020

This special really shows what has made Robin such an enduring character over the last 80 years. Each creative team is firing on all cylinders, giving us their ideal snapshot of a piece of Robin history.

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ROM: Dire Wraiths #1

Jan 15, 2020

It's great to return to this universe, but there are some odd narrative choices that keep this one from being a home run right out of the gate. Still, for fans of the characters and the wider Hasbro-verse, this is worth a read.

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10
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019) #1

Mar 26, 2019

Fans of Sabrina will be ecstatic to see their favorite witch in a new series that does her justice.

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9.5
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019) #2

May 15, 2019

This miniseries continues to be light, magical, and perfectly relatable. Two issues in, the latest incarnation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is an absolute winner.

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9
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019) #3

Jun 18, 2019

This fun, flirty, and beautifully-drawn issue continues what has been, in many ways, the ideal Sabrina miniseries.

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9
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2019) #5

Sep 10, 2019

Equal parts action-packed and sweet, this is a fantastic close to this chapter of Sabrina's story! MORE, PLEASE.

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10
Sabrina: Something Wicked #1

Apr 20, 2020

'Something Wicked' is the blast of positive magical energy that we desperately need right now. It's so good to see Sabrina back in action.

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9
Sabrina: Something Wicked #2

Apr 29, 2020

In a strong second issue, Sabrina continues to prove why she's the most relatable witch in comics.

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8.5
Sabrina: Something Wicked #3

Sep 26, 2020

'Something Wicked' finally returns with an issue that shows the less-fun side of magic. However, it's still full of the same great character work and humor that makes this such a winning series.

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8.5
Secrets of Sinister House #1

Oct 9, 2019

For DC fans that like to be spooked, there's something here for every fear.

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7
Shadow Service #1

Aug 18, 2020

Fans of spy fiction and urban fantasy owe it to themselves to give 'Shadow Service' a look.

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8
Shadow Service #2

Sep 25, 2020

In its second issue, 'Shadow Service' expands upon the promise shown in its debut installment. It's clear that this series is going to be hugely enjoyable for fans of both spy fiction and demonic horror.

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9
Smooth Criminals #1

Nov 20, 2018

This first issue takes some familiar ideas and makes them new again, thanks to a relatable lead character.

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10
Snow, Glass, Apples #1

Aug 6, 2019

'Snow, Glass, Apples' is the ideal adaptation, as it both respects and enriches its source material.

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7
Star Pig #1

Jul 24, 2019

This is a fun first issue teeming with fantastic art and snappy dialogue. It's hard not to want your own giant tardigrade after reading it.

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7
Star Trek: Hell's Mirror' review #1

Aug 27, 2020

'Hell's Mirror' tells maybe the most human Mirror Universe story in Star Trek canon. For that alone, it's worth a read for fans.

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7
Star Trek: Hells Mirror review #1

Aug 27, 2020

'Hell's Mirror' tells maybe the most human Mirror Universe story in Star Trek canon. For that alone, it's worth a read for fans.

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9.5
Star Wars Original Marvel Years #108

May 29, 2019

This one-shot is an exciting and action-packed romp through a version of the Star Wars galaxy that I never thought we'd see again. For even the most cynical of fans, it is well worth a read.

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7.5
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020) #1

May 27, 2020

Doctor Aphra returns in a fun first issue that shows how rocky things have become for everyday people in the Star Wars universe.

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8
Stillwater (2020) #1

Sep 19, 2020

This first issue takes its time establishing characters, then pulls the rug out from under the reader. It's a fantastic standalone horror story, which makes the fact that it will be continuing even more exciting.

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9.5
Sword Master (2019) #1

Jul 23, 2019

Sword Master #1 is a hyperkinetic thrill that will appeal to fans of sword and sorcery and good old fashioned adventure.

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9
Tales From The Dark Multiverse: Batman: Knightfall #1

Oct 16, 2019

This is a dark trip, but anyone who remembers the original 'Knightfall' will likely have a blast seeing what happens when it all goes wrong.

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6
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Madam Satan #1

Oct 20, 2020

'Madame Satan' is an interesting work in the realm of Archie Horror, giving readers a new perspective on the titular character. However, the main plot of the issue feels more than a little unfocused at times.

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7.5
The Crow: Hark the Herald #1

Nov 26, 2019

This one-shot shows us a new take on the 'The Crow' that wonderfully blends the brutality and the sentimentality of the character in a way that suits the time of year.

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8
The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel OGN

May 5, 2020

Despite some of the muddier aspects of the magical elements, this is an exceptionally fun and wonderfully illustrated story, and another success story for DC Ink. It should appeal to fans new and old.

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8.5
The Oracle Code OGN

Mar 24, 2020

'The Oracle Code' is a brilliant and heartfelt YA reimagining of Barbara Gordon's heroic journey.

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10
The Sandman Universe: Hellblazer #1

Oct 30, 2019

This could be the best Hellblazer story in at least a decade. Longtime fans will be ecstatic to see the return of an older and more jaded Constantine, while new readers will have a rich and exciting jumping-on point.

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10
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #1

Mar 5, 2019

This was my favorite comic book that I read this week. Fans of the original show should definitely give this a try. Or, you know, people who like happiness in general.

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9.5
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #2

Apr 2, 2019

It's really hard to find fault with a book that is this much unabashed fun. Do yourself a favor and give this series a try.

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8.5
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #3

Apr 30, 2019

The Six Million Dollar Man continues to be action-packed, unabashedly silly, and occasionally very sweet. You've gotta catch up on this series.

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9
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #4

Jun 5, 2019

This issue gives a few more layers to the motivations and moral dilemmas of our characters and the final hilarious page sets the stage for one heck of a final issue!

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9
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #5

Jul 9, 2019

This final issue was a fun dash to the finish line that will leave you hungry for the further adventures of Steve and Niko.

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7
Turok (2019) #1

Jan 8, 2019

This is a fun fresh start for fans like me who grew up digging Turok but have dropped him in recent years. Even readers who are unfamiliar with the character will likely have a good time with this issue.

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8
Vampirella (2019) #1

Jul 16, 2019

Vampirella's new #1 is an unexpectedly dark and trippy ride that's worth checking out for fans and newcomers alike.

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8
Vampirella (2019) #2

Aug 19, 2019

Full of gore and pathos, this issue continues the fascinating deconstruction of everyone's favorite bombshell space vampire.

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4
Vampirella (2019) #3

Sep 18, 2019

By doubling down on some of the odd structure from the first few months, this issue ended up being much more confusing than the previous two.

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6.5
Vampirella vs. Reanimator #1

Dec 11, 2018

The tone is just right for a story that brings these two very different characters together. Hopefully, the storytelling will be more substantial in the issues to come.

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10
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #1

Sep 3, 2019

As a standalone historial mystery, this miniseries is off to a great start. As a new chapter in the backstories of our two heroines, it's indispensable. I can't wait to see what's next!

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7.5
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #2

Oct 8, 2019

This second issue is a lot of fun and it's looking to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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9
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #3

Nov 12, 2019

This issue further explores the kinship between Sonja and Vampirella, delivering a story that is both violent and heartwarming in equal measure.

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10
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #4

Dec 10, 2019

We've seen Red Sonja fight, but now, we get to see her feel. The result is the best issue of the series since its debut.

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10
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #5

Jan 15, 2020

Bellaire and co. deliver the best issue of the series yet in this trippy look back at Vampirella's arrival on Earth.

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9.5
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #6

Feb 12, 2020

This issue uses time travel in some really lovely ways, revisiting past issues in a light. It both deepens what we've seen before and sets us up for an exciting future!

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6
Vampirella/Red Sonja (2019) #7

Mar 14, 2020

This issue loses some of the series' momentum, but still features some fun character beats and a cool new villain.

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5.5
Wolverine Vs. Blade Special #1

Jul 10, 2019

While the action is great, it's not the showdown promised in the title or the cover. More than that, the characters in this book just don't feel quite like the two badasses we know and love, leaving the whole issue feeling very middling.

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8.5
Wonder Woman (2016) #759

Jul 28, 2020

'Wonder Woman' #759 feels like a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, but longtime fans will also find a lot to love here.

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6
Wonder Woman (2016) #760

Aug 11, 2020

Much of this issue feels like a retread of last month, but the final pages may set in motion some seriously interesting changes for Wonder Woman's status quo.

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7
Wonder Woman (2016) #761

Aug 25, 2020

Wonder Woman's new story arc finally starts to kick into high gear with this latest issue.

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4
Wonder Woman (2016) #762

Sep 8, 2020

"Liar Liar" has some good ideas, but they are swallowed up by the feeling that this arc is spinning its wheels and keeping all of the exciting moments off of the page.

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5
Wonder Woman (2016) #763

Sep 29, 2020

While marginally better than last issue, 'Wonder Woman' #763 is an underwhelming conclusion to a story arc that felt particularly disorganized.

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10
Zatanna and the House of Secrets #1

Feb 19, 2020

'Zatanna and the House of Secrets' is the perfect balance of magical girl action and charming coming-of-age storytelling. Daer siht koob!

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